This is the heart of the latest U.S./Mexico border dispute
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The caravan at the heart of the latest U.S./Mexico border dispute
Why we're talking about Mexico
A caravan of migrants traveling across Mexico to draw attention to humanitarian issues is at the heart of the latest border flareup between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. President Trump has been tweeting about the caravan since Sunday, after Fox News reported a group of more than 1,000 migrants from Central America was traveling to the U.S. border and Mexican authorities were doing little to stop them. Organizers said their plan was to end their journey in Mexico's capital, though some want to request asylum in the United States. Trump, who claimed the "crisis" forced him to order National Guard troops to the border, said Thursday the caravan had broken up inside Mexico. Meanwhile, Mexico's Senate passed a resolution calling for the suspension of cooperation on illegal immigration and drug trafficking between the two countries.
Carrie Underwood finally shows (the left side) of her face
Country star Carrie Underwood has been mostly MIA since a fall last November left her with 40-50 stitches in her face. She told fans she needed time to heal and "when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different." Underwood is slowly returning to the public eye. She posted a photo of half her face on Twitter looking, well, exactly the same. Some on social media said the fact that Underwood hid so long only to reveal that her face doesn't look noticeably different could send the wrong message to young girls who idolize her. Scars and imperfections, after all, can be beautiful, too.
Tiger Woods will win the Masters because why not?
If Tiger Woods somehow wins the Masters this week, it would be one of the biggest sports stories of the century, and perhaps the biggest sports comeback of all time. He was barely able to walk a year ago because of back injuries. If he wins Sunday, it would be his first major championship in nearly 10 years, and at 42, he would become the fourth oldest Masters champion ever. USA TODAY Sports' Christine Brennan said it's a long shot, but "this is sports, and we're supposed to have fun." Here's her take on why Woods just might win.
If you're trying to lose weight, don't deny yourself pasta
File this one under "things that are completely right in this world." Researchers in Toronto found that people who ate pasta instead of other carbohydrates as part of a low-glycemic index diet lost weight. Yes, seriously. The analysis said more studies are needed to figure out whether pasta included in other popular meal plans can also lead to weight loss. Fine print: Those in the study ate only 1½ cups of cooked pasta a week, which means there's no chance you can indulge in Olive Garden's never-ending pasta bowl.
2017's hurricanes were devastating. 2018's could be too.
Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby and Ernesto: Storm names we may be cursing in what could be another treacherous hurricane season in 2018. Forecasters predict seven hurricanes this season, from June 1 to Nov. 30. Of those, three could strengthen to a Category 3 or higher, with winds at 111 mph or more. The forecast comes after a calamitous 2017, during which hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria killed dozens and caused more than $200 billion in damage.